Original Pokemon Booster Pack
Original Pokemon Booster Pack

Pokemon Trading Card Game (TCG)
English Set Compositions and Price Guide
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U.S. “Base” Set Prices
Release date: Jan. 1999

Prices Updated: January 2018

Full Card List Notes

1st edition symbol

“1st Edition” cards are specially marked with the “Edition 1” stamp to signify their limited print run status. These cards were only available in retail outlets for a short time and their prices reflect their relative scarcity.

“Unlimited” cards do not have the “Edition 1” stamp.

Shadowless Pokemon Card example
Shadowless Pokemon Card example

Shadowless Note:  The “Shadowless” cards are the very first print runs that Wizards of the Coast (WOTC) produced for the Pokemon Base Set.  This print run was remarkable in its poor “look”.  The cards were dull in color and the graphics were “muted”.  WOTC quickly changed several things on the cards; the most obvious was putting the shadow around the box which had the art of the Pokemon character.  The “HP” font was also changed and the colors were made to “pop”.  Shadowless cards are much like “1st Edition” cards in their rarity.  1st edition Shadowless cards exist as well.

Prices are all based on Near Mint Condition. PSA Graded Cards are generally more valuable, especially if graded 8 thru 10.  We highly recommend you get 1st Edition Holofoils cards from this set graded!   Click here to read more about PSA grading.  

The PSA 10 Column shows actual sold prices for 1st Edition cards on eBay … usually PSA 10, 1st Edition and Shadowless.

Unlimited Edition PSA 10 cards are generally worth about 75% less than 1st Edition cards.

Card # 1st Ed. Unlimited PSA 10,
1st ed.,
shadowless
Rarity  Card Name
1/102 $150 $15 $2500 H Alakazam
2/102 $425 $100 $7350 H Blastoise
3/102 $300 $10 $1500 H Chansey
4/102 $1,000 $250 $18000 H Charizard
5/102 $125 $10 $1700 H Clefairy
6/102 $300 $20 $2000 H Gyarados
7/102 $300 $10 $4000 H Hitmonchan
8/102 $60 $1200 H Machamp
9/102 $200 $10 $2000 H Magneton
10/102 $150 $10 $3500 H Mewtwo
11/102 $150 $10 $2000 H Nidoking
12/102 $130 $10 $3000 H Ninetales
13/102 $125 $10 $1800 H Poliwrath
14/102 $150 $10 $1300 H Raichu
15/102 $300 $75 $5500 H Venusaur
16/102 $150 $10 $2000 H Zapdos
17/102 $25 $2 $700 R Beedrill
18/102 $25 $2 $1500 R Dragonair
19/102 $20 $2 $500 R Dugtrio
20/102 $30 $2 $380 R Electabuzz
21/102 $20 $1 $420 R Electrode
22/102 $20 $1 $250 R Pidgeotto
23/102 $25 $0.50 $100 U Arcanine
24/102 $25 $0.50 $350 U Charmeleon
25/102 $7 $0.50 $65 U Dewgong
26/102 $15 $0.50 $260 U Dratini
27/102 $10 $0.50 $70 U Farfetch’d
28/102 $10 $0.50 $250 U Growlithe
29/102 $10 $0.50 $190 U Haunter
30/102 $10 $0.50 $85 U Ivysaur
31/102 $10 $0.50 $50 U Jynx
32/102 $10 $0.50 $50 U Kadabra
33/102 $5 $0.50 $30 U Kakuna
34/102 $5 $0.50 $100 U Machoke
35/102 $5 $0.50 $75 U Magikarp
36/102 $8 $0.50 $50 U Magmar
37/102 $5 $0.50 $50 U Nidorino
38/102 $5 $0.50 $45 U Poliwhirl
39/102 $5 $0.50 $55 U Porygon
40/102 $5 $0.50 $55 U Raticate
41/102 $5 $0.50 $35 U Seel
42/102 $15 $0.50 $200 U Wartortle
43/102 $8 $0.25 $30 C Abra
44/102 $20 $0.25 $200 C Bulbasaur
45/102 $8 $0.25 $30 C Caterpie
46/102 $20 $0.25 $130 C Charmander
47/102 $10 $0.25 $40 C Diglett
48/102 $3 $0.25 $35 C Doduo
49/102 $3 $0.25 $35 C Drowzee
50/102 $3 $0.25 $40 C Gastly
51/102 $3 $0.25 $35 C Koffing
52/102 $3 $0.25 $45 C Machop
53/102 $3 $0.25 $40 C Magnemite
54/102 $3 $0.25 $35 C Metapod
55/102 $3 $0.25 $35 C Nidoran(M)
56/102 $3 $0.25 $40 C Onix
57/102 $3 $0.25 $35 C Pidgey
58/102 $15 $3 $300 C Pikachu
59/102 $2 $0.25 $30 C Poliwag
60/102 $7 $0.25 $40 C Ponyta
61/102 $2 $0.25 $35 C Rattata
62/102 $2 $0.25 $35 C Sandshrew
63/102 $15 $2 $85 C Squirtle
64/102 $2 $0.25 $45 C Starmie
65/102 $2 $0.25 $40 C Staryu
66/102 $2 $0.25 $30 C Tangela
67/102 $3 $0.25 $35 C Voltorb
68/102 $5 $0.25 $40 C Vulpix
69/102 $2 $0.25 $20 C Weedle
70/102 $13 $0.75 $300 R Clefairy Doll
71/102 $10 $1 $300 R Computer Search
72/102 $5 $0.75 $400 R Devolution Spray
73/102 $10 $0.75 $200 R Impostor Professor Oak
74/102 $10 $1 $450 R Item Finder
75/102 $10 $1 $800 R Lass
76/102 $10 $1 $200 R Pokemon Breeder
77/102 $5 $1 $125 R Pokemon Trader
78/102 $5 $1 $125 R Scoop Up
79/102 $5 $1 $200 R Super Energy Removal
80/102 $3 $0.50 $25 U Defender
81/102 $2 $0.50 $40 U Energy Retrieval
82/102 $2 $0.50 $25 U Full Heal
83/102 $2 $0.50 $25 U Maintenance
84/102 $2 $0.50 $25 U PlusPower
85/102 $2 $0.50 $40 U Pokemon Center
86/102 $2 $0.50 $30 U Pokemon Flute
87/102 $2 $0.50 $25 U Pokedex
88/102 $15 $0.50 $250 U Professor Oak
89/102 $2 $0.50 $40 U Revive
90/102 $2 $0.50 $25 U Super Potion
91/102 $10 $0.25 $50 C Bill
92/102 $1 $0.25 $40 C Energy Removal
93/102 $1 $0.25 $20 C Gust of Wind
94/102 $1 $0.25 $30 C Potion
95/102 $1 $0.25 $50 C Switch
96/102 $5 $0.75 $250 U Double Colorless Energy
97/102 $3 $ $20 C Fighting Energy
98/102 $3 $ $20 C Fire Energy
99/102 $3 $ $20 C Grass Energy
100/102 $3 $ $20 C Lightning Energy
101/102 $3 $ $20 C Psychic Energy
102/102 $3 $ $20 C Water Energy

$3000 Complete 102-card Set (1st Edition) – Mint
$325.00 Complete 102-card Set (Unlimited Print)

Distributed by “Wizards of the Coast” (U.S.)
Based on the Pocket Monsters Card Game published by “Media Factory” (Japan)

Available in :

“Starter” Decks (Beginner Level Play)
$8.99 U.S.
61 cards
Fixed Set of Cards (Fighting & Fire)
Cardboard holographic foil Chansey coin
10 Damage Counters (glass beads)
English Rulebook

“Theme” Decks (Advanced Level Play)
4 Different Decks released:
Zap! (Lightning & Psychic)
Overgrowth (Grass & Water)
Brushfire (Fire & Grass)
Blackout (Water & Fighting)
$9.99 U.S.
60 cards
Fixed Set of Cards
Cardboard holographic foil Chansey coin
10 Damage Counters (glass beads)
English Rulebook

“Booster” Packs (Expert Level Play)
$3.29 U.S.
11 random cards :

1 Rare Card
3 Uncommon Cards
5 Common Cards
2 Basic Energy Cards

(1 in 3 chance of rare card being replaced with ultra-rare “holographic” card)

Set Size : 102 Total cards By Rarity:
16 Holographic (Foil) – H
16 Rare (non-foil) – R
32 Uncommon – U
32 Common – C
6 Basic Energy (no rarity)

By Type:
1 Special Energy Card (DCE)
6 Basic Energy Cards
26 Trainer Cards
69 Pokemon Cards:

13 Grass:

6 Basic Pokemon
4 Stage 1 Evolutions
3 Stage 2 Evolutions

9 Fire:

5 Basic Pokemon
3 Stage 1 Evolutions
1 Stage 2 Evolutions

12 Water:

5 Basic Pokemon
5 Stage 1 Evolutions
2 Stage 2 Evolutions

8 Lightning:

5 Basic Pokemon
3 Stage 1 Evolutions

8 Psychic:

5 Basic Pokemon
2 Stage 1 Evolutions
1 Stage 2 Evolutions

8 Fighting:

5 Basic Pokemon
2 Stage 1 Evolutions
1 Stage 2 Evolutions

11 Colorless:

8 Basic Pokemon
3 Stage 1 Evolutions